It’s like 1889 in Marshall Square Park!

OUR FOUNTAIN! RESTORED and INSTALLED! See VIDEO below Heritage Metalworks of Downingtown arrived with trucks, a van carrying fountain pieces, and three excited men, dedicated to the fountain they restored—in the park they knew as children. Watch the VIDEO then GO SEE IT IN PERSON! To finish the fountain project, we need funding. Nonetheless, we […]

Where’s the Fountain Garden?

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE   Planted in 2006, the garden is now pushing up weeds for excavation and installation of the original fountain now out for restoration. Watch the video and read about the process. The drawing on the sign and these blueprints illustrate our goal. You’ll find lots more info at The FOUNTAIN pull-down […]

A Big, BIG Day for FMSP!

  Watch the remainder of the MSP fountain leaving yesterday for restoration by Heritage Metalworks of Downingtown. Since 1889, the fountain’s lowest tier sat in this spot—the other portions lost but recovered in 2012. In a few months—restored, joined, and re-installed after an absence of over 60 years—you can come see Marshall Square Park’s “new” […]

126-year-old fountain being restored in West Chester

By Candice Monhollan cmonhollan@ @CMonhollanDLN on Twitter Posted: 07/03/15, 4:49 PM EDT WEST CHESTER >> It has been over 60 years since the five-tiered Victorian fountain stood in Marshall Square Park in West Chester. But Friends of Marshall Square Park (FMSP), a West Chester community group, is changing that as they move forward in […]

Major Donation Will Restore Historic West Chester Fountain

Friends of Marshall Square Park received $45,000 from a single benefactor. By Justin Heinze (Patch Staff) June 19, 2015 Friends of Marshall Square Park (FMSP), a West Chester community group, announced a major donation for the restoration of the park’s historic fountain on June 18 at the Music at Marshall concert in the park. Holly […]

FINALLY… The Fountain Restoration Begins!

After ten long years diligently working to restore Marshall Square Park’s original 1889 Fountain, FMSP gave the go-ahead to remove our fountain garden, planted in 2006, and break ground — ground leading to the past. The next step is restoring the fountain’s original Masonry Basin, including mechanical connections for the electric pump. Thanks to our […]

Our Fountain News

West Chester Borough Council approved our Fountain Plans on October 16, 2013! Congratulations FMSP!!

Save the Date • OKTOBERFEST Party

September 28, 2013 5-8 PM (rain or shine) OKTOBERFEST The Home of Barb Voltz 7 E. Virginia Avenue HELP FRIENDS OF MARSHALL SQUARE PARK Restore the park’s Original 1889 Fountain READ ITS HISTORY!  May 1, 1889 through June 5, 1889 German-style food catered by Victory Brewing Company Wine donation by Eric and Lee Miller Beer […]

1899 Photo of Fountain Curated by the Chester County Historical Society

The Historical Society just located this photo for us—the clearest and best look we’ve had of the fountain in its original state. Taken just ten years after the fountain’s installation, we can now see the brick piers supporting the base, the jets shooting up from the base of the fountain and the structure of the […]